Documentary Looks at Youth Incarcerated as Adults
November 18, 2011
On November 20th at 10 pm EST, MSNBC will premiere "Young Kids, Hard Time," a one-hour documentary narrated by Rick Springfield that reveals the reality of young kids serving long sentences in adult prisons.
"Young Kids, Hard Time" explores what life is like for young kids staring down decades behind bars. Calamari Productions was granted access inside the maximum security Wabash Valley Correctinal Facility in Carlisle, Indiana - the only adult prison in the state of Indiana that houses kids sentenced as adults. The film delves into the everyday struggles encountered by these 53 kids on the Youth Incarcerated As Adults (YIA) cellblock.
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